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Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall - Cornell University on 1977-05-08

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Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall - Cornell University on 1977-05-08

Set 1

New Minglewood Blues
El Paso
They Love Each Other
Jack Straw
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Brown Eyed Women
Mama Tried
Row Jimmy
Dancing In The Street

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Estimated Prophet
Saint Stephen ->
Not Fade Away ->
Saint Stephen ->
Morning Dew

One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Barton Hall - Cornell University
Location Ithaca, NY

Source See info file
Lineage See info file
Taped by See info file
Transferred by Matrixing by Dan Haugh


SBD + AUD1 + AUD2 Matrix Mix (60%-SBD/20%-AUD1/20%-AUD2)


Source Info

SBD (Betty Board) > Master 7" Nagra reels 1/2 track @
7.5ips > Sony PCM501. Playback on Sony PCM 701>DAT (Digital
Transfer) -- Rob Eaton DBX Decoding (Spring '99) Playback on
Panasonic 4100 DAT > DB 924 D/A > Dolby 361's w/dbx K9-22
Cards > DB 124 A/D > Neve Capricorn (Digital mixing console) >
DB 300S > Panasonic 4100 DAT>DAT>Digi Coax Cable > Tascam
CD-RW700 > CDR (x1) > SHN (Rob Eaton remaster)

Jerry Moore's MAC > Reel > CD
Sony 153 master, w/ ECM 33P's, on Maxell UDXL-II's, Dolby B,
copied via Teac AN-180 Dolby box onto Sony TC 755, Scotch
Classic 10.5 inch reel, 7.5 ips, Dolby B - Transfer by Rob
Berger (1/05), Sony TC 850>Teac AN-180>Sony SBM1 super bit
mapper > Tascam CD-Rw4U > SHN

Steve Maizner > Sony ECM-990 > Sony TC-152 aud master >
First Gen Reel > Played directly to hard drive > CDR > SHN


Tech Notes

SHNs were decoded to wave and SF 6.0 was used to reassemble
the tracks back to 1 long wave. CEP2.0 was used to align &
synch the SBD & both AUD sources. CEP2.0 used to adjust the
volume for the SBD & both AUDs. This is a 60% SBD, 20% AUD1,
20% AUD2 mix.
- Mixed by
- FLAC conversion 08-MAY-2005
- Artwork by 300dpi - For best results
print at the highest resolution onto glossy photo paper.
Design for use with a clear slim double jewel case.


I looked at the 4 pages of notes I had on this project and
it made me sick to think about typing them up. So, although
not complete, you will get a good idea of what was done to
bring these recordings to this point.

ALLOT of editing was done to keep the flow btwn songs. Both
AUD recordings suffered from btwn song pauses that not only
cut the crowd cheer out but clipped the beginning of many
songs. The 2 AUD source coverage allowed my to patch 1 with
the other in some situations. A couple spots I created a
fake AUD recording by mixing crowd cheer with the SBD. This
was effective at creating patches for the rear channels in
the 5.1 presentation but also maintained a smooth quality in
the stereo matrix mix as well. These patches are numerous
and I think completely smooth and most likely undetectable.

The SBD+AUD matrix details. The stereo matrix it is approx
60% SBD, 20% Jerry Moore's AUD and 20% Steve Maizner's AUD.
The matrix mix on the center channel is a 50/50 with just
the SBD and Steve Maizner's AUD. I also D'EQ'd both sources
to pull up the vocals and give the center channel a unique
sound as not to detract from the front stereo imaging or the
rear surround effect. You will also note that the rear channels
are just Jerry's AUD and not a matrix of the 2 AUD sources. I
did give that configuration a listen but opted for the single
rear source. It was clearer and had more definition on its own.

d1t01 The first 16.041 seconds of Minglewood blues was cut on
the SBD. Starting this monster project with an unrecoverable
flaw was unacceptable to me. I decided to patch that opening
portion with a SBD and AUD recording from 5-7-77. As this
patch ends you will hear some slight phasing as the stereo
field moves. The result, although not perfect, I think
provides the listener with a more enjoyable and natural
listening experience. Maybe you disagree. For those of you
who would rather have a patch using a matrix mix of the 2 AUD
sources please feel free to do it yourself :^)

d1t07-08 The SBD is missing approx 34.361 from 42:47.001 -
43:16.362. This was patched using a matrix mix of the 2 AUD
sources and then EQ'ed to best match the sound spectrum of
the SBD. I also tried to match the volume on the SBD. A
switch in sources is obvious to the listener but this is
still pretty good. The switch back to SBD is actually
really good as there are no vocals at that point.

d2t02 A tiny right channel digital sizzle at 12:18.418.
This was fixed using a quick channel swap. This is smooth
and most likely undetectable.

If you play this DTS-Audio-CD and hear static it is b/c you
didn't really read the text file, did you?


Reviewer: AMirKia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2016
Subject: Good
Reviewer: Hashjihad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2014
Subject: Just So Tight
Not the best show ever. But has so many good highlights. I have listened to this show so many times on so many different sources. But personally the Mama Tried, Jack Straw, Loser, Row Jimmy, Scarlet(specifically the beginning and the pace of this one and the bass.), St. Stephen~NFA Jam and Morning Dew are absolutely amazing. This show is what I call the perfect pace show. Every single song I love has the perfect tempo and feel. I forgot to mention BEW also very good. Though I do think the Deal from 5/9 definitely tops this one. 10/29 I think is the best of the Year. Listen to Phil's comments at the end of It Must Of Been The Roses then listen to Let It Grow. Spectacular.
Reviewer: jerrygarciafan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 29, 2013
Subject: Impressive sound quality
Wish this were available for download. Nice work. Thank you!!
Reviewer: brownriver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 22, 2012
Subject: Holy Smokes!
Set 2 of this was my second tape, and part of that first moment when I got to know the Dead. I haven't heard this show since that tape got eaten in 1989.
The first time I really heard them (other than bad studio stuf on the radio that i never paid attention to!) was when my friend threw 8/10/82 into the tape player and he made me listen to space, which I thought was fine, but then when they came out of it into Iko, I first got totally confused and then I got lost for what seemed like a really long time.
I was hooked...
Then this show: another friend did a rush copy of it, gave me the tape without a set list, I didn't know any of the songs and didn't know their names.
But damn.
NOW: I downloaded this yesterday, and on my way home I put on my headphones, turned on my walkman.. oops, put in my earbuds and turned on the iphone, went to Take a Step Back, and wouldn't you know it. There it was, people getting bug-eyed and then wait, what's that, can you pick up a lick? a rhythm? a drum? a.... YEEAHHHHH!!!!!!!!
I swear, the hair stood up on my head.

Five stars for the music, five more for the memories.
Reviewer: Kevin Who - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2012
Subject: 5/08/2012
35 years later, and it's still pure bliss! God bless the Grateful Dead!
Reviewer: mtvmunkey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 10, 2011
Subject: dancin
This has to be the best version of dancin i've ever heard. that 9min jam in the middle is so badass and groovin, everyone was in tip top form this show. well mabey not so much keith. I doubt there is but, does anyone else know of a better version than this?
Reviewer: capttrips - - December 9, 2010
Subject: matrix
Check out Hunters Matrix If You Like This And The Jack Straw
Reviewer: grateful live - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2010
Subject: pristine
ahh yes.. I am hard pressed to find a show I like better on this archive.

This show contains two of my top favorite dead moments of all time, the scarlet>fire being one and the morning dew being the other. How does that happen twice in the same show..??!!?!?!

no wonder I will keep coming back to this one until the day I die.

I will never understand how people consider this show overrated... unless they weren't able to make it and are jealous of those who did.

Of course, if i went to, for example, 05-07-1977 (another classic but pales in comparison to this one, IMO) and couldn't make it to this one, I would probably be trying to convince myself this show is overrated too.

a raging scarlet>fire, followed by a great estimated, then a st stephen>NFA>st stephen sandwich?! followed by a morning dew that will send chills up and down your spine every time... does a dead show get any better than that?!

The matrix will transcend you to another place in time-- words cannot express how grateful I am to have this sound grace my ears.
Reviewer: Roscoe74 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2010
Subject: Row Jimmy & Dancin'
Everybody likes this show and there are others that I like better but the Row Jimmy and Dancin' stand nicley on their own. I think that's the best Row Jimmy ever. The Dancin' just blows my mind everytime I listen to it. Super funky! Garcia has great stealth riffs in this show, you listen carefully....
Reviewer: Peace4Guitar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 23, 2010
Subject: Enter The Matrix
Really a great show, and the matrix sounds just perfect.
Everyone is just playing at their best.

If you want to download this, you press on one of the "stream" buttons (hi-fi, or lo-fi).
Then you copy the link and open the url in Windows Media Player. (File => Open Url)
Then everything is being streamed and saved onto
C/Documents And Setting/UserName/Local Settings (hidden)/Temporary Internet Files.
Reviewer: hippie64 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2010
Subject: dancin' bug-eyed
A glorious celebration of the grateful Dead ! This matrix will be rocking Dead fans for many generations to come, Hard to upgrade a "betty board" but in my opinion this is done. The mix puts you front and center for one of the best shows ever laid out in the name of rock&roll, Long live the Grateful Dead !
Reviewer: johnknee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2010
Subject: sublime
Just a great job on this all together. Sounds so awesome on my headphones. Alive. My favorite Scarlet > Fire today! Happy 5/8!
Reviewer: demery - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 14, 2010
Subject: awesome mix
i grew up hearing about this legendary show from my dad and his friends. we recently were at barton for further and this show came up. i decided to look it up...WOW!

how do i get a downloadable version of this recording and mix?
Reviewer: Dead Forever - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2010
Subject: Best of Both Worlds
My first time hearing a Matrix mix and all I can say is WOW! I never thought of blending a soundboard with an audience tape. Absolute genius.

The Betty Board is superb, but this takes it to an even higher level. It's like being at the show.

Kudos to the engineer of this recording.
Reviewer: geerbo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2009
Subject: Barton Hall
Ahh yes...Cornell '77 Being born and raised in CNY I have heard many different copies of this show throughout the years. This is by far the best mix to date. The matrix between the Betty Board and the audience recording is "just exactly perfect".
Reviewer: magicastles - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 19, 2009
Subject: Thank God
At least there is a matrix of this show
Life's not completely unfair.....

Reviewer: BasicBlack - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2009
Subject: The Bottle Was Dusty......Take a step back
Whoa, what a show!!!!! This shows off some of the Dead's mastery of musicianship. And the Matrix really makes it shine. Thank you so much for wonderful re-mastering!!!! This certainly belongs in everybody's collection! I jam out to this regularly. First Set just melts and I even excuse the odd drop out right as Lazy Lightning ends and Supplication begins, still hot as hell. Jerry's soloing on Brown-Eyed Women is not to be missed, same with the slide action on Jimmy. Second set is a blast from the beginning, really makes me "Take a step back", one of the best Scarlet / Fire to begin with and the Estimated is just on!!! Grab this show!!!
Reviewer: )€-\) H€-\) - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2009
Subject: Take a step Back....
I remember when I was a kid listening to my older brother's bootleg of this show in his car, by far his favorite, with Bob and Jerry chatting about the guys getting Bug eyed in the front row, probably not from the close proximity to the stage. Use to AUD metalic tape hissing and dubbing screw ups, this is a blast from the past and so worth the listen. Beats out a few Dick's Pick's, well done.
Reviewer: bomoski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 15, 2009
Subject: Being There
I am blessed to have attended this amazing show. Obviously, at the time we had no idea of the historical significance of this performance in GD lore, but I do remember thinking this was the best Dead show I had ever witnessed (first 3/73 at the Nassau Coliseum) when we exited the show in the wee hours to a fresh blanket of snow from a freak spring storm. That winter was the blizzard of '77 in Buffalo and caused me to transfer to Arizona State the following fall. Amazingly, I had to miss the next nights show in Buffalo as we were heading back to Long Island (another incredible performance that I only got to enjoy on tape/CD). Spring '77 was magical. I did know one thing though, the "Scarlet/Fire" was the most beautiful performance of a Dead tune I would ever witness. After all these years and countless (mostly West coast) shows, I still believe that to be true. This impeccable stream confirms that for me.
Reviewer: Cuse15420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2008
Subject: Can't help but smile
So glad I got this dl'd...I live in the country, and me and my housemates recently entertained with a bonfire and all that good stuff. I brought my truck out in the yard to provide music, and put this on, and the night culminated with us dancing around the "Grand Finale Fire" with this oh-so-sublime Scarlet/Fire. Now I'm no dancer, but I couldn't help myself, and I wasn't even drunk, just a little stoned, and it was 25+ min of pure dancin' bliss.
Reviewer: jerboo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2008
Subject: Awesome
A tremendous version of this show. All concerned in the making of it can be proud.
Reviewer: t-bone perkins - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2008
Subject: great mix!!!!
I got this one a few weeks ago,and I must say its the best sounding cornell 77 show I have heard!perfect mix of aud and instruments, sounds awesome.I have 4 diff versions of this show and this one is the best quality! THANKS to everyone responsible it is much appreciated and thank you archive!
Reviewer: Sigbigdig - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2008
Subject: Amazing
I had collected the tapes from the shows I had attended (the best being Buckeye Lake 91 which is 73% as awesome as this one in my opinion.) This Archive repository is a gold mine! Found it when a co-worker suggested I check out the Cornell 77 show and pointed me to AWESOME quality and AWESOME show. I had wondered who the female backup singer was at this show - Internet says it was probably Donna Jean Godchaux.
Reviewer: Donnie L. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2008
Subject: sick! audiophile dream
I usually don't get off on streaming audio; but this is a masterpiece. I'm going 1/8" analog jack>BSR EQ>Dyanco ST-70 TUBE AMP into early 80's vintage Bose 301 bookshelf speakers. The EQ is on, but it's flat, it sounds that good. This is better than most commericial releases by GDP. I wish I had a copy and set up for 24 bit! I bet that is really nuts. Donnie L. - KY.
Reviewer: ruffruff - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 20, 2008
Subject: Turn it up !!!!
I received this in a trade a few years back. It was the last show my receiver could handle....FRIED IT IN PLEASURE.

I had the volume @ 10, w/ euphoria twrilin' thur the whole show.
Reviewer: patourkid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 19, 2008
Subject: 148 stars...can I do that?
This is SICK!!! I noticed on my speakers Phil is more up front on this mix ,not that the original was anything short of stupendous but this is a fine tuned TOP NOTCH mix....thank you!!!
Reviewer: SomeDarkHollow - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 19, 2008
Subject: Can't Get Any Better? Well, now this...
Won't bother talking about the show, I think we all have heard enough to be able to recite it in our sleep. So lets just talk about the source here: the quality of this matrix is outstanding and indeed a nice new take on an old classic. Many thanks are in order for a job well done. Listen to it again with new ears.
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